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Fruitcake lovers of the world – rest easy.

The fruitcakes are in the oven! This year, I went with a little bit different idea and decided not to add all the normal fruitcake mix sort of fruit. Instead, this year’s cakes will include:

  • 60 oz raisins
  • 60 oz golden raisins
  • 30 oz currents
  • 12 oz citron and lemon peel
  • 9 oz chopped apricots
  • 16 oz dried red cherries*
  • 4 tb dried orange peel*

* these items were soaked well in brandy and the brandy that remained after the soaking was added to the batter. As luck would have it, it was just a little over the cup called for. Sure smelled good!

So now there’s nothing to do but wait for the timer and hope it will be as good tasting. I haven’t been disappointed yet. Better have a little dinner while I’m waiting.

Meanwhile, to add to the festive holiday feeling, there’s about 3 inches of beautiful snow outside. It really came down for awhile this morning and everything looks nice and clean and wintery.

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